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PNS Daily Newscast - June 11, 2021 


We reflect and update as HIV/AIDS first came to national attention 40 years ago this month; and when it comes to infrastructure spending, bipartisanship isn't dead yet.


2021Talks - June 11, 2021 


President Biden offers up more COVID-19 vaccines to the world; Dems and GOP close in on an infrastructure deal; and Speaker Pelosi tries to quell a spat over the Middle East among Democrats.

Archive: April 30, 2021

President Joe Biden has asked Congress to invest in evidence-based job training programs, including funds for community college-based apprenticeship programs. (brookings.edu)
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AUSTIN, Texas - Community colleges offering apprenticeship programs are poised to get a $12 billion boost from President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. In Congress, members of both parties have expressed support for targeting funds for community college-based apprenticeship programs - typically ...Read More

The Center for Family Justice says especially for children, abuse statistics are devastating; some 93% who experience this trauma are hurt by someone they know.  (Adobe Stock)

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Today marks the last day of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, but advocates for children in Connecticut say it's important that people continue to remain vigilant to prevent abuse. The Center for Family Justice - or CFJ - says people usually come forward weeks, months or ev ...Read More

According to the Yellow Dog Watershed, a 2013 EPA survey found 21% of U.S. river and stream lengths are in good biological condition, down from 27% in 2004. Hills Falls, on the Yellow Dog River, is among them. (Jeremiah Eagle Eye/Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve)<br />

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Water quality and conservation practices around Michigan reach both its Lower and Upper Peninsulas, and two local waterkeepers say vigilant monitoring of these watersheds is vital. The rural Grand Traverse Bay, at the northern end of the Lower Peninsula, is a tourist and ret ...Read More

In recent months, record numbers of teenagers and children traveling without their parents and in need of shelter have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol via Twitter)

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EL PASO, Texas - A group that opposes U.S. immigration policies and holding children at military bases is protesting today by walking to Fort Bliss near El Paso, where 3,000 children are thought to be held. Josh Rubin, founder of Witness at the Border, said his group is opposed to detaining childr ...Read More

A vaccine clinic in Seattle is offering education and assistance in people's native language. (fotoduets/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE - Unions are hosting a vaccine clinic for immigrant workers and their families this weekend. The Service Employees International Union locals are partnering with Public Health Seattle and King County to offer what they describe as a "low-pressure environment" where folks can learn about th ...Read More

Washington state's capital gains tax is expected to bring in about $415 million in 2023. (magele-picture/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE - Supporters of a tax on capital gains are celebrating a victory in the Washington state Legislature. The 7% tax applies to the sale of stocks, bonds and other high-end assets in amounts higher than $250,000. There are a number of exceptions, including for real estate, agricultural land an ...Read More

Wheelchair-accessible vehicles often are prohibitively expensive for the people who need them. (Harvey Keim)

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HELENA, Mont. - People with disabilities face a number of barriers to getting the equipment they need in daily life. A program in Montana is helping change that. The Montana Assistive Technology Loan program offers low- and no-interest loans for devices like hearing aids, screen-readers and even w ...Read More

The total student loan debt in Idaho is $7.4 billion for about 200,000 borrowers. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho - About one in three Idahoans who have federal student-loan debt would see it erased entirely if the Biden administration goes forward with a $10,000 forgiveness plan. That's according to analysis from the website Student Loan Hero. President Joe Biden is considering eliminating the d ...Read More

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